I was browsing through the Food Network Channel the other day (I admit, I am addicted to it) and caught Paula’s Southern Holiday episode. The one thing I love about Paula’s recipes is they are real. If she needs to use a stick of butter, she uses it! Her cooking reminds me of southern dinners when I was growing up when Grandma would put bacon grease in the green beans to make them taste better. Ah, those were the days before we had to worry about cholesterol or heart disease.
Oops, I got off the subject! Anyhow, I saw Paula make her Monster Cookies. If you are still in need of a quick Christmas treat, you will want to try these delicious cookies. Your grocery list (if you do not already have these items) will consist of eggs, granulated sugar, packed light brown sugar, peanut butter (creamy or peanut), stick butter, vanilla extract, M&Ms, chocolate chips, raisins, baking soda, and quick cooking oatmeal (not instant).
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
You will need to line your cookie sheet with either nonstick baking mats or parchment paper.
In a large bowl (very large), combine
1 cup or granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups of packed light brown sugar.
After mixing well, add
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1 12-ounce jar of peanut butter
one stick of softened butter.
Mix that well then add
1/2 cup of M&Ms
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
1/4 cup of raisins
2 teaspoons of baking soda
4 1/2 cups of quick cooking oatmeal.
After mixing it all up, drop tablespoons of the mixture 2 inches apart on your cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes then remove from the oven and let stand for two to three minutes.
If you have a wire rack, move them to that to continue cooling. Then, eat and enjoy!